Scents of Indian curry wafted away from Southwest's Barbur Boulavard when neighborhood favorite New Delhi Indian Restaurant closed earlier this month. Rumor has it that the owners, the Shaikit family, will relocate to Texas. Head chef Shagufta Shaikit presided over a menu of samosas with tamarind sauce and tandoori meats for fifteen years, receiving a glowing 2012 review from The Oregonian's David Sarasohn. But New Delhi's website confirms that "everyday grand cafe" The Resplendent Table is taking over the address, opening for lunch today, July 6. According to a job ad for servers, the restaurant is self-described as "slightly upscale...small plate style offering Continental and a bit of Mediterranean cuisine."
The early lunch menu touts mussels served on the half shelf with a tangy habanero-vinaigrette; cheesy French fries with Parmesan-Reggiano in place of melted American cheese; a Caesar salad with Tabasco dressing; a lamb burger; and a fried fish sandwich with pineapple slaw. Most salads cost just under ten dollars. Soups are six to seven dollars. Sandwiches and tartines range from nine to 13 dollars.
As of today, you can check out The Resplendent Table for lunch seven days a week. The restaurant has plans to announce its Grand Opening for dinner at a later date.